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Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods and Foothills Jeep Tour

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods and Foothills Jeep Tour

Enjoy a Jeep ride in Colorado that will literally take your breath away. Marvel at the panoramic mountains, Colorado Springs, and other iconic sites as you enjoy a thrilling ride. Enjoy the Pikes Peak region on this historic sightseeing adventure. Get taken through time along the foothills of Pikes Peak by entertaining and informative cowboy guides, who will highlight the scenery and some of Colorado Springs’ most famous historical sights. Attractions include North Cheyenne Canyon, Helen Hunt Falls, the Shortline Railroad and its 100-year-old tunnels, Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs, and the spectacular red rock park Garden of the Gods.  In the open-air Jeeps, your photo opportunities are unobstructed. This tour is about 70% on paved roads and 30% on dirt and is offered year-round. Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. Includes bottled water, sodas, light snacks, wool blankets, and the best cowboy Jeep guides in the west.

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Luxury Jeep Tour

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Luxury Jeep Tour

Climb aboard a luxury jeep and enjoy a guided tour of Garden of the Gods, a stunning public park located in Colorado Springs. Come across towering red sandstone rock formations eroded over millions of years, creating a dramatic and awe-inspiring landscape. Admire rock formations that reach up to 300 feet tall and are uniquely shaped. Drive around in a spacious vehicle and enjoy photo stops at breathtaking locations along the way. Walk along scenic hiking trails to immerse yourself in the park's natural beauty. Keep your energy levels up during your journey with a snack and water or Gatorade.

Colorado Springs: Guided Ghost Story and History Tour

Colorado Springs: Guided Ghost Story and History Tour

Immerse yourself in tales ranging from apparitions to mysterious black mists and moving objects. Let your host regale you with tales of the creepy goings-on in the Rabbit Hole restaurant, the premises of which housed the city morgue in the 1900s, or La Burla Bee, which is said to house several ghosts. This walking tour adventure starts at the Antlers Hotel where you'll hear about Judge Baldwin and other spirits. You then pass by the Rabbit Hole hotel, the Old Depot, the Cheyenne Building, and many other sites of paranormal activity. Listen to stories of the pop-up morgues and crematoriums that emerged during the Spanish Flu of 1918, and which left many spirits still wandering in the underground of the city. Learn about the former YWCA and the tragic event that happened inside, as well as the underground tunnels that led to the old City Auditorium. After visiting the Colorado Mining Exchange and Peak Theatre, journey on to the Old Depot and the Denver/Rio Grande Railroad where a serial killer is said to have committed his first double murder.

Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak Jeep Tour

Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak Jeep Tour

The drive up this historic highway is one you won't forget. You'll make several stops above and below the tree line to really soak in all the views that makes this experience so unique. Take in the incredible smell of the fresh air of large forests, the changing pine trees as we ascend the mountain, and the stunning views above tree line. You will walk around the summit while your guide points out interesting facts and information, and then allow you to explore the summit house. And of course, there are world famous Pikes Peak donuts at the summit house! Wildlife spotting is likely but not guaranteed. There are lots of wild flowers in the summer.

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Segway Tour

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Segway Tour

Experience one of nature's greatest treasures, the Garden of the Gods, on an exciting segway tour. Admire nature as you pass by Colorado sights such as Kissing Camels, Praying Hands, and Park Overlook, and learn about the history of the Old West. Enjoy unobscured views and a mellow pace to make the visit to the red rock park memorable. Watch as your guide points out exotic plant life, red-tailed hawks, eagles' nests, mule deer, big horn sheep, and numerous geologic formations and the unique caricatures hidden within them. Make several short stops, however; generally, stay on the Segway throughout the tour. Learn about the cultural history of the park and hear a variety of tall tales and true stories of the Old West and Colorado Springs. Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. Your tour includes 'Cone Zone' safety training and the best guides in the west.

Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak Luxury Jeep Tour

Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak Luxury Jeep Tour

Explore Pikes Peak, a majestic mountain located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, known for its stunning views, diverse wildlife, and outdoor recreational opportunities. Start a 19-mile (31-kilometer) long drive starting from the base of the mountain in Manitou Springs. Enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape as you pass the scenic Pikes Peak Highway. Ride to Pikes Peak summit rising to an elevation of 14,115 feet (4,302 meters) above sea level, making it one of Colorado's famous "fourteeners." At the summit, enjoy panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, including views of Mount Evans, Longs Peak, and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. You can also check out the visitor center, gift shop, and restaurant to grab a bite to eat while taking in the stunning views.

From Denver: Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Guided Tour

From Denver: Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Guided Tour

Check out some of Colorado's most beautiful scenery on this full-day tour departing from Denver. See the stunning sandstone rock formations at the Garden of the Gods and head to the Pikes Peak Summit and take in views of Colorado Springs and the rest of the Rocky Mountain ranges Admire the variety of red, pink, and white sandstone formations as you explore the Garden of the Gods. Make the most of the scenic photo opportunities as you wonder at the beauty of these ancient geological formations. Be sure to check out the Balanced Rock and the Kissing Camels formations. Head to the Pikes Peak, the tallest mountain in the southern front range of the Rocky Mountains. As you stand at the summit, admire views of Colorado Springs and the rest of the Rocky Mountain range. With the right conditions, you can see for miles into the distance. Descend the mountain and continue the tour with a drive through Manitou Springs, a small resort town located to the west of Colorado Springs. Finally, finish up back in central Denver.

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Guided Jeep Tour

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Guided Jeep Tour

Hop on board a modern Jeep and have us drive you through three distinctly different aspects of our little town. You can choose between an open air experience or enclosed. Visit Garden of the Gods, the number one attraction in Colorado Springs. The rock formations here are stunning. We stop at the best picture spots and talk a little about what we are seeing. Beautiful views the Garden, Pikes Peak, and the foothills. Tour Manitou Springs and talk about the interesting history of the area. Stop off at a few springs to take a drink of the natural mineral waters and see some points of interest. Take a quick tour of Old Stage Road. Get away from commercial areas and into the mountains with exceptional views. Quite, peaceful and mountain air.

Colorado Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

Colorado Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

After meeting your guide, head to the launch point, where you will see the 9-story-tall hot air balloon for the first time. Climb inside a woven basket as the enormous fabric above you swells with air. Listen to the dramatic sounds of the burner as the inflation process continues, gradually lifting you off the ground and taking you to the heavens above. Feel the thrill of drifting 5,000 feet (1,524 m) over the mountains as you raise your glass of champagne in a celebratory toast while ascending high over Colorado Springs. Your knowledgeable and FAA-certified pilot will identify some of the mountains in view as the sun rises higher in the sky, painting the world before you with rich golden hues. Keep an eye out for native birds flying nearby, such as downy woodpeckers, northern flickers, and white-breasted nuthatches.  You'll have the chance to take breathtaking aerial shots of the Rocky Mountains throughout your flight, so be sure to take a few snaps from the air. Upon landing, enjoy a celebratory champagne toast.

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Self-Guided Tour

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Self-Guided Tour

Start by downloading the app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audiotour, and map all in one. This 6.5-mile-long tour covers the essentials of Garden of the Gods in 1 hour. Once installed, begin your journey through the Garden of the Gods with a walk through the Central Gardens. Discover towering red rock formations like the gargantuan Gateway Rocks, the Three Graces, and Montezuma Tower. As you stroll, uncover the geologic history behind these natural wonders and find out how they formed in the first place. Next, hop in your vehicle and drive past the Tower of Babel as you make your way to the western section of the park. Along the way, pay a visit to the Giant Footprints and find out how the formation of the Rocky Mountains helped create this fascinating landscape. Then, stop for photos at Balanced Rock, a physics-defying formation that’s one of the most famous sights in the park. Finally, cruise past the Sleeping Giant before ending up at a fabulous overlook of both the Garden of the God and the towering Rockies beyond.

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Our most recommended Colorado Springs Summer activities

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods and Foothills Jeep Tour

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods and Foothills Jeep Tour

Enjoy a Jeep ride in Colorado that will literally take your breath away. Marvel at the panoramic mountains, Colorado Springs, and other iconic sites as you enjoy a thrilling ride. Enjoy the Pikes Peak region on this historic sightseeing adventure. Get taken through time along the foothills of Pikes Peak by entertaining and informative cowboy guides, who will highlight the scenery and some of Colorado Springs’ most famous historical sights. Attractions include North Cheyenne Canyon, Helen Hunt Falls, the Shortline Railroad and its 100-year-old tunnels, Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs, and the spectacular red rock park Garden of the Gods.  In the open-air Jeeps, your photo opportunities are unobstructed. This tour is about 70% on paved roads and 30% on dirt and is offered year-round. Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. Includes bottled water, sodas, light snacks, wool blankets, and the best cowboy Jeep guides in the west.

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Luxury Jeep Tour

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Luxury Jeep Tour

Climb aboard a luxury jeep and enjoy a guided tour of Garden of the Gods, a stunning public park located in Colorado Springs. Come across towering red sandstone rock formations eroded over millions of years, creating a dramatic and awe-inspiring landscape. Admire rock formations that reach up to 300 feet tall and are uniquely shaped. Drive around in a spacious vehicle and enjoy photo stops at breathtaking locations along the way. Walk along scenic hiking trails to immerse yourself in the park's natural beauty. Keep your energy levels up during your journey with a snack and water or Gatorade.

Colorado Springs: Guided Ghost Story and History Tour

Colorado Springs: Guided Ghost Story and History Tour

Immerse yourself in tales ranging from apparitions to mysterious black mists and moving objects. Let your host regale you with tales of the creepy goings-on in the Rabbit Hole restaurant, the premises of which housed the city morgue in the 1900s, or La Burla Bee, which is said to house several ghosts. This walking tour adventure starts at the Antlers Hotel where you'll hear about Judge Baldwin and other spirits. You then pass by the Rabbit Hole hotel, the Old Depot, the Cheyenne Building, and many other sites of paranormal activity. Listen to stories of the pop-up morgues and crematoriums that emerged during the Spanish Flu of 1918, and which left many spirits still wandering in the underground of the city. Learn about the former YWCA and the tragic event that happened inside, as well as the underground tunnels that led to the old City Auditorium. After visiting the Colorado Mining Exchange and Peak Theatre, journey on to the Old Depot and the Denver/Rio Grande Railroad where a serial killer is said to have committed his first double murder.

Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak Jeep Tour

Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak Jeep Tour

The drive up this historic highway is one you won't forget. You'll make several stops above and below the tree line to really soak in all the views that makes this experience so unique. Take in the incredible smell of the fresh air of large forests, the changing pine trees as we ascend the mountain, and the stunning views above tree line. You will walk around the summit while your guide points out interesting facts and information, and then allow you to explore the summit house. And of course, there are world famous Pikes Peak donuts at the summit house! Wildlife spotting is likely but not guaranteed. There are lots of wild flowers in the summer.

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Segway Tour

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Segway Tour

Experience one of nature's greatest treasures, the Garden of the Gods, on an exciting segway tour. Admire nature as you pass by Colorado sights such as Kissing Camels, Praying Hands, and Park Overlook, and learn about the history of the Old West. Enjoy unobscured views and a mellow pace to make the visit to the red rock park memorable. Watch as your guide points out exotic plant life, red-tailed hawks, eagles' nests, mule deer, big horn sheep, and numerous geologic formations and the unique caricatures hidden within them. Make several short stops, however; generally, stay on the Segway throughout the tour. Learn about the cultural history of the park and hear a variety of tall tales and true stories of the Old West and Colorado Springs. Be sure to dress in layers with closed-toe shoes. Your tour includes 'Cone Zone' safety training and the best guides in the west.

Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak Luxury Jeep Tour

Colorado Springs: Pikes Peak Luxury Jeep Tour

Explore Pikes Peak, a majestic mountain located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, known for its stunning views, diverse wildlife, and outdoor recreational opportunities. Start a 19-mile (31-kilometer) long drive starting from the base of the mountain in Manitou Springs. Enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape as you pass the scenic Pikes Peak Highway. Ride to Pikes Peak summit rising to an elevation of 14,115 feet (4,302 meters) above sea level, making it one of Colorado's famous "fourteeners." At the summit, enjoy panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, including views of Mount Evans, Longs Peak, and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. You can also check out the visitor center, gift shop, and restaurant to grab a bite to eat while taking in the stunning views.

From Denver: Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Guided Tour

From Denver: Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Guided Tour

Check out some of Colorado's most beautiful scenery on this full-day tour departing from Denver. See the stunning sandstone rock formations at the Garden of the Gods and head to the Pikes Peak Summit and take in views of Colorado Springs and the rest of the Rocky Mountain ranges Admire the variety of red, pink, and white sandstone formations as you explore the Garden of the Gods. Make the most of the scenic photo opportunities as you wonder at the beauty of these ancient geological formations. Be sure to check out the Balanced Rock and the Kissing Camels formations. Head to the Pikes Peak, the tallest mountain in the southern front range of the Rocky Mountains. As you stand at the summit, admire views of Colorado Springs and the rest of the Rocky Mountain range. With the right conditions, you can see for miles into the distance. Descend the mountain and continue the tour with a drive through Manitou Springs, a small resort town located to the west of Colorado Springs. Finally, finish up back in central Denver.

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Guided Jeep Tour

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Guided Jeep Tour

Hop on board a modern Jeep and have us drive you through three distinctly different aspects of our little town. You can choose between an open air experience or enclosed. Visit Garden of the Gods, the number one attraction in Colorado Springs. The rock formations here are stunning. We stop at the best picture spots and talk a little about what we are seeing. Beautiful views the Garden, Pikes Peak, and the foothills. Tour Manitou Springs and talk about the interesting history of the area. Stop off at a few springs to take a drink of the natural mineral waters and see some points of interest. Take a quick tour of Old Stage Road. Get away from commercial areas and into the mountains with exceptional views. Quite, peaceful and mountain air.

Colorado Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

Colorado Springs: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight

After meeting your guide, head to the launch point, where you will see the 9-story-tall hot air balloon for the first time. Climb inside a woven basket as the enormous fabric above you swells with air. Listen to the dramatic sounds of the burner as the inflation process continues, gradually lifting you off the ground and taking you to the heavens above. Feel the thrill of drifting 5,000 feet (1,524 m) over the mountains as you raise your glass of champagne in a celebratory toast while ascending high over Colorado Springs. Your knowledgeable and FAA-certified pilot will identify some of the mountains in view as the sun rises higher in the sky, painting the world before you with rich golden hues. Keep an eye out for native birds flying nearby, such as downy woodpeckers, northern flickers, and white-breasted nuthatches.  You'll have the chance to take breathtaking aerial shots of the Rocky Mountains throughout your flight, so be sure to take a few snaps from the air. Upon landing, enjoy a celebratory champagne toast.

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Self-Guided Tour

Colorado Springs: Garden of the Gods Self-Guided Tour

Start by downloading the app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audiotour, and map all in one. This 6.5-mile-long tour covers the essentials of Garden of the Gods in 1 hour. Once installed, begin your journey through the Garden of the Gods with a walk through the Central Gardens. Discover towering red rock formations like the gargantuan Gateway Rocks, the Three Graces, and Montezuma Tower. As you stroll, uncover the geologic history behind these natural wonders and find out how they formed in the first place. Next, hop in your vehicle and drive past the Tower of Babel as you make your way to the western section of the park. Along the way, pay a visit to the Giant Footprints and find out how the formation of the Rocky Mountains helped create this fascinating landscape. Then, stop for photos at Balanced Rock, a physics-defying formation that’s one of the most famous sights in the park. Finally, cruise past the Sleeping Giant before ending up at a fabulous overlook of both the Garden of the God and the towering Rockies beyond.

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